Israel’s 60th Birthday

Israel at 61: Denial of Catastrophe is at the root of the ‘conflict’ by Dave
April 30, 2009, 1:19 pm
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The following is by Lia Tarachansky a producer and journalist for The Real News Network.

As we celebrate the sixty-first anniversary of the creation of our state, Palestinians commemorate their Catastrophe, al-Nakba in Arabic. After all these years, it is time for us to recognize what has happened, and continues to happen in our name, and by hour hands.

Our national denial of the events of 1948, of the dispossession of at least 418 Palestinian villages, is at the root of our so-called conflict.  Many historians have uncovered what has actually happened, though the Israeli state and its educational system refuse to change the denial narrative.

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